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2007 Spring Symposium Agenda

Sunday, April 22, 2007
3:45 - 4:30pm Shuttle Service from Hotels (Colonnade and Hopkins Inn) to STScI
4:00 - 7:00pm Registration & Reception
7:15 - 7:45pm Return trip to hotels from STScI
Monday, April 23, 2007
7:45 - 8:30am Pick up from hotels to STScI
8:00 - 9:00am Registration, Coffee & Pastries
9:00 - 9:10am Welcome
Matt Mountain
Chair: Antonella Nota
9:10 - 9:40am Black Holes, Entropy and Information
Gary Horowitz
9:40 - 9:55am Discussion
9:55 - 10:25am Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Mergers
Joan Centrella
10:25 - 10:40am Discussion
10:40 - 11:10am BREAK
11:10 - 11:40am Black Holes and Strong-Field General Relativity
Dimitrios Psaltis
11:40 - 11:55am Discussion
11:55 - 12:25pm Black Holes in Future Colliders
Greg Landsberg
12:25 - 12:40pm Discussion
12:40 - 2:00pm LUNCH
Chair: Gregory Shields
2:00 - 2:30pm Black Holes from Stellar Evolution
Alexander Heger
2:30 - 2:45pm Discussion
2:45 - 3:15pm The Formation of Black Holes in Globular Clusters
Steve McMillan
3:15 - 3:30pm Discussion
3:30 - 4:00pm BREAK
4:00 - 4:30pm Supermassive Black Hole Growth
Marta Volonteri
4:30 - 4:45pm Discussion
4:45 - 5:15pm The Black Hole at the Galactic Center
Reinhard Genzel
5:15 - 5:30pm Discussion
5:30 - 6:00pm Return trip to hotels from STScI
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
7:45 - 8:30am Pick up from hotels to STScI
8:00 - 9:00am Coffee & Pastries
Chair: Nicholas White
9:00 - 9:30am Accretion onto Black Holes
Roger Blandford
9:30 - 9:45am Discussion
9:45 - 10:15am Black Holes in Deep Surveys
Meg Urry
10:15 - 10:30am Discussion
10:30 - 11:00am BREAK
11:00 - 11:30am Black Hole Masses from Reverberation Mapping
Bradley Peterson
11:30 - 11:45am Discussion
11:45 - 12:15pm Black Hole Masses from Gas Dynamics
Duccio Macchetto
12:15 - 12:30pm Discussion
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch
Chair: Matt Malkan
2:00 - 2:30pm Evolution of Supermassive BH Mass Function
Andreas Muller
2:30 - 2:45pm Discussion
2:45 - 3:15pm Black Hole Masses in Distant AGN
Marianne Vestergaard
3:15 - 3:30pm Discussion
3:30 - 4:00pm BREAK
4:00 - 4:15pm High Redshift Black Holes
Anton Koekemoer
4:15 - 4:20pm Discussion
4:20 - 4:35pm Build-Up of Supermassive Black Holes
Kate Brand
4:35 - 4:40pm Discussion
4:40 - 5:10pm Supermassive Black Hole Demographics
Douglas Richstone
5:10 - 5:25pm Discussion
5:25 - 6:00pm Return trip to hotels from STScI
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
7:45 - 8:30am Pick up from hotels to STScI
8:00 - 9:00am Coffee & Pastries
Chair: Ari Laor
9:00 - 9:30am Spins of Supermassive Black Holes
Andy Fabian
9:30 - 9:45am Discussion
9:45 - 10:15am Birth of Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
Monica Colpi
10:15 - 10:30am Discussion
10:30 - 11:00am BREAK
11:00 - 11:30am Dynamics around Black Holes
David Merritt
11:30 - 11:45am Discussion
11:45 - 12:15pm Black Hole Formation and Growth: Simulations in General Relativity
Stuart Shapiro
12:15 - 12:30pm Discussion
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch
Chair: Timothy Heckman
2:00 - 2:30pm Estimating the Spin of Stellar-Mass Black Holes
Jeffrey McClintock
2:30 - 2:45pm Discussion
2:45 - 3:15pm Black Hole Event Horizon
Ramesh Narayan
3:15 - 3:30pm Discussion
3:30 - 4:00pm BREAK
4:00 - 4:30pm Microquasars
Felix Mirabel
4:30 - 4:45pm Discussion
4:45 - 5:15pm Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources
Giuseppina Fabbiano
5:15 - 5:30pm Discussion
5:30 - 8:00pm Symposium Dinner (STScI)
8:00 - 8:30pm Return trip to hotels from STScI
Thursday, April 26, 2007
7:45 - 8:30am Pick up from hotels to STScI
8:00 - 9:00am Coffee & Pastries
Chair: Neil Gehrels
9:00 - 9:30am Stellar Relaxation Processes Near the Galactic Massive Black Hole
Tal Alexander
9:30 - 9:45am Discussion
9:45 - 10:00am Tidal Disruptions of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes
Suvi Gezari
10:00 - 10:05am Discussion
10:05 - 10:20am Where to look for radiatively inefficient accretion flows in low luminosity AGN (and where not too look for them)
Marco Chiaberge
10:20 - 10:25am Discussion
10:25 - 10:55am BREAK
10:55 - 11:25am Astrophysical Jets
Mario Livio
11:25 - 11:40am Discussion
11:40 - 12:10pm Making Black Holes Visible: Accretion, Radiation, and Jets
Julian Krolik
12:10 - 12:25pm Discussion